A large number of Americans will be using the grills for barbecues and kicking back on Memorial Day this Monday. In any case, before you begin barbecuing up burgers or take off on a road trip, make a point to consider these healthy tips to get the most out of your vacation.
Memorial Day has long been connected with barbecuing. So it’s imperative to be careful about the perils of food poisoning, which affects up to 48 million Americans every year, as reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. To avoid from getting sick from your barbecue grill, using a meat thermometer can be essential to guarantee your ground sirloin sandwich is not dangerously rare.
“With ground beef, color is not a reliable indicator of doneness,” Marianne Graveley, a specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s meat and poultry hotline, told ABC News
Moreover, barbecue grills are no place for your children to be around being dangerous. Experts propose that grown-ups should put up a three feet child free zone limit to ensure that no accidents will happen. Remove all cobwebs from the grill which might catch fire when the grease starts dripping.
Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for many Americans to take a road trip. Yet, with each one of those additional vehicles on the street, it follows there’ll be more accidents.
The National Safety Council says that 382 fatalities and 40,900 injuries may happen as an aftereffect of accidents this weekend. That is the reason they’re asking drivers to take more precautionary measures when driving this weekend.
“We issue these estimates to draw attention to risks on the roadways and encourage drivers to take extra precautions so needless tragedies can be prevented,” Deborah Hersman, NSC president and CEO, told ABC News.
Americans will also be spending a lot of time staying outdoors this weekend, which will make them exposed to bugs. Anyway, while bugs might simply be an irritation to some, they’re substantially more risky to others.
As per ABC News, crawling insect bites are the reason for no less than 50 known death a year, and result in more than 500,000 Americans being hospitalized. For those sensitive to bug bites, health authorities prescribe you bring an EpiPen on you in the case of severe allergic reaction.
“It does you no good to have it in your medicine cabinet if you’re out and about [and get stung],” Harvard Entomologist Richard Pollack told ABC News. Additionally, Pollack suggests those traveling in the outdoors to be wary of exotic insects, including ticks.
“If you’re going to enjoy the outdoors, even just a backyard barbecue, you run some risk of acquiring a tick,” said Pollack. “At the end of the day, do a tick check on yourself, children and even your pets.”
Memorial Day will likewise see a considerable number of Americans relaxing by the pool and at the beach. At the same time, for those with children, it’s critical to have an assigned “pool watcher” to guarantee that youngsters are being safe.
There have been incidences that everyone assumed that someone was watching the kids,” Jennifer Walker told ABC News. Walker also stressed the importance of draining a pool after the party is over, as even a small amount of water can prove life threatening to an infant.